Hotel Venus Galatas
Travel Blogs from Crete
... place. We drove around some if the local villages increasing our property portfolio with villas for sale with sea and snow topped mountain views, before getting on the national road to Rethymno. We parked in the same spot as on our last visit and walked into the centre. In the more modern part of tiwn there is carols playing through a loud speaker system, a warm sunny day and there are lots if people wandering around and enjoying ...
... closed. We drove the length of the waterfront to the harbour and then turned around to drive back. The river which runs into the sea here is still in flood, there is a ford over it to get to the end of the village, there is also some walks signposted but we are not going to risk crossing it.
We drove back out of the village for a couple of miles and found a place to park up, as we arrived so did a herd of goats, they stood looking ...
... full, and full of red coloured mud. The old town is closest, as we strolled up the Main Street all that was needed was some tumble weed blowing down it to complete the scene from a deserted cowboy film set, the shutters were all closed, shop and bar signs were squeaking as they swung on the wind and no one was about, except an odd taverna had a light on. If we had gone in would the drinks have been pushed down the bar to us?
At the top of the street there was ...
... a calendar with pictures of his shop on the front! Once the shopping was put away we drove through the town, it's split into two parts with a hill separating the two sides, where there is the remains of a fort. The new side has a new harbour and a sandy beach, most of the houses are low rise apartments with flat roofs, the old side has the old harbour and small houses with red tiled roofs. We followed the signs for a camp site, hoping that it would be open, somewhere to shelter ...
... a small herd of goats ahead of us and Logan was wanting to round them up, as he was on the lead he kept running around us following his herding instinct. Back at Dream Catcher we could see the Austrians paddling across to the Islet. We took of our shoes and socks and zipped off our trouser legs, then walked across the beach to paddle across ourselves. We had to be careful as in places the water was quite deep, luckily Logan was out in front so we used him as ...
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